disability
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /dɪsəˈbɪlɪti/
Noun

disability (uncountable)

  1. State of being disabled; deprivation or want of ability; absence of competent physical, intellectual, or moral power, means, fitness, and the like.
    • 1644, John Milton, The Doctrine or Discipline of Divorce:
      Grossest faults, or disabilities to perform what was covenanted.
    • Chatham refused to see him, pleading his disability.
  2. A mental condition causing a difficulty with an intellectual task.
    Dyscalculia is math disability.
  3. Want of legal qualification to do a thing; legal incapacity or incompetency.
    • The disabilities of idiocy, infancy, and coverture.
  4. (uncountable, informal) Regular payments received by a disabled person, usually from the state
    I had to go on disability after the accident.
    Did you get your disability this month?
Synonyms Antonyms Related terms Translations Translations
  • French: pension d'invalidité
  • Russian: посо́бие по инвали́дности



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